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12 Wrestlers Who Want To Quit WWE

10. Mike Kanellis

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Pro Wrestling Sheet's Ryan Satin broke the news that Mike Kanellis had requested his WWE release back in January, with him and wife Maria seemingly upset with they were they'd been presented and promoted since signing with the promotion in June 2017.

The duo asked to be let go early in the year, having struggled to make any kind of dent on WWE. Their botched comeback run began on SmackDown. There, the duo struggled to make television, though a switch to 205 Live in 2018 sparked hopes of a brighter future. They have become more regular fixtures on the Cruiserweight show, but Mike is very much a peripheral midcarder.

WWE opted against granting the Kanellises their releases, but didn't give them the Neville treatment either. They have remained on the same semi-regular TV schedule, with Mike working five televised bouts in 2019 - most of them losses. It's hard to see how he fits in with the company going forward. A basic Sports Entertainment-style worker, he is the antithesis of what people expect from the 205 Live brand.

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